Sand, sun, and fun…let’s go! Phuket has many stunning beaches to choose from – go and explore! We’ve tried and tested some of these amazing beaches just for you, and here are our top 10 beaches in Phuket that are popular with families – kids, toddlers, and teens too.
Lining this beach are some of Phuket’s most luxurious resorts, including the Laguna Phuket, which is one of Asia’s biggest. This 6km stretch of beach is great for families. There’s plenty to see and do and you’ll find a quiet place to call your own for the day as the kids play in the surf. Sit back, relax, enjoy a good book and snooze in the sun, and let the kiddos have a day of fun.
This is one of the longest beaches in Phuket. With powdery white sand, azure blue water and plenty of fun water sports, this is a popular family beach. Many of the big hotels are situated here including Hilton and Movenpick. Play in the sand, build sand castles, go paddle boarding or try surfing, there’s plenty going on to keep the kids occupied.
Just south of Karon beach is Kata beach. This fam-friendly beach sits in a beautiful bay. Grab a coconut on the way down from one of the many stalls and pick a place to watch the world go by, as the kids play. Many families choose this beach becuase it is close to many hotels, has food and drink stalls dotted around it, and the sea isn’t quite a rough as Karon beach.
There isn’t much to do here, so come if you need a few hours away from the hustle and bustle, and a little snooze on the sand. The beach is in a quiet cove, surrounded by jungle hillside. Pack a picnic, plenty of games, sunscreen and a hat or two and settle in for a relaxing day, just a few miles away from the noise of Kata.
This beach is part of the national park, so it remains relatively unspoilt. It’s 11km in length, making it great for a morning power walk or run before breakfast. The sand is quite coarse so watch out for those sensitive little toes. The fam-friendly JW Marriott is here too, and it’s only 15 minutes from the airport. Perfect for a weekend away.
Known as a bit of a party place, Patong has a lovely long beach which is popular with large families. If you want a bit more action, this is the beach for you. It’s 3.5km long so there’s plenty of space for everyone. This is the most well-known beach in Phuket and is popular with Western tourists.